12-19-2011, 09:24 AM
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Yea, smell of rotten eggs if you have a Deep Sand bed. They release toxic gas and can kill everything in the tank. SO, being this thread is 12 pages long, ya gotta refresh my memory. Your tank isn't very old which would account for the algae. I've never been able to keep Turbo snails very long, so I wouldn't throw in the towel there. Whats a mexican snail? I know of the ones called Mexican Turbo Snails. There are quite a few other snails you can also buy out there, turbos are just the biggest at removing algae. When they die, unless in huge quantities, they are not going to foul the water, bristle worms and your hermits eat out the remains. Now about these Black Legged Hermits, never heard of them. Are you sure they just eat algae?
Also, I don't know of anyone who does not have to clean algae off the glass from time to time. What kind of algae and where are you having the issue?